Hundreds of new apps hit the Android and iOS app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals.

Best Medical Apps for iOS

Elderly TBI Outcome Calculator

Utilizing new data published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the Wake Forest Elderly TBI Outcome Calculator application provides users with estimates for two unfavorable outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients ages 50 to 110. After inputting data into the clean interface, healthcare providers are given two percentages: the probability of mortality and the probability of lack of independence at discharge.

Price: Free

Download on iTunes

Elderly TBI Outcome Calculator

CHPN Visual Prep

Nurses seeking certification as a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN) can benefit from the three study modes in the CHPN Visual Prep application. The app contains virtual exam, training, and student modes. In the virtual exam mode, users are not shown scores until the end of the exam. Training and student modes give more immediate feedback. CHPN certification is recommended for registered nurses after at least two years of caring for patients at the end of life.

Price: $19.99

Download on iTunes

CHPN Visual Prep

CCNS Visual Prep

The CCNS Visual Prep app is designed for clinical nurse specialists (CCNS) seeking the relatively new critical care nurse specialist certification. Earning the title of CCNS demonstrates that an advanced practice nurse has additional skills in the critical care of adult and pediatric patients. The app offers a real-time testing mode, as well as two study modes that provide immediate feedback and rationales. Users can also bookmark questions for further review.

Price: $19.99

Download on iTunes

CCNS Visual Prep

Weinberg’s Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology, Fifth Edition is now available as an app on iOS devices. It can be purchased in the App Store.

Weinberg's Ped. Dermatology 5E

Greenspan’s Endocrinology 10/E is the Apple app version of Greenspan’s Basic & Clinical Endocrinology, 10th Edition. This edition includes new chapters on transgender endocrinology and disorders of sex determination and differentiation. It is now available on iTunes.

Greenspan's Endocrinology 10E

Best Medical Apps for Android

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library, now conveniently available in app form, contains the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). CDSR is the leading database for healthcare-related systematic reviews. Cochrane, an international and independent network of medical professionals and researchers, owns and updates this database. The app includes a monthly issue of the best content as chosen by the editor-in-chief. It also provides bookmarking, offline reading, and abridged Cochrane Reviews. As stated by the developers: “Cochrane Reviews are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare.”

Price: Free

Download on Google Play

Cochrane Library

AACC Learning Lab Brief

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Learning Lab Brief is an introductory demo of the Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine from the New England Journal of Medicine’s Knowledge+ program. This educational application provides continuing education credits, as well as materials for certification preparation. All disciplines of laboratory medicine are covered in five separate programs. Each program contains approximately 20 courses created by renowned faculty members and leaders in this field. The breakdown of courses is as follows: 20% are defined as easy, 60% as intermediate, and 20% as difficult.

Price: Free

Download on Google Play

AACC Learning Lab BriefSequence Downloader DNA/Protein – GenBank – ENA – DDBJ

By simply providing an accession number, users of the Sequence Downloader app can view whole nucleotide and protein sequences as txt. files on mobile devices. Accessible libraries include the following: NCBI, EMBL-EBI, and DDBJ. Once a file is selected, it will download immediately and save to the device’s storage. The file can then be accessed at any time in the user’s downloads folder.

Price: Free

Download on Google Play

Check out our previous picks here. And see what apps we thought were noteworthy last year.